The Home Builders Association of Washington County awarded $600 to the Transitions Skills Program at Washington County Technical High School.
The Tech High program is made up of 12 certificate-track/life-skills students from area high schools who are selected based on their good behavior, attendance and hands-on skills.
The students participate in a variety of Tech High programs for two full days per week. The program curriculum includes carpentry, culinary arts, early childhood professions, graphic communications and horticulture.
The program goal is for the students to learn working skills that they can use to better their résumés and employment potential.
This year, in the carpentry program, students have used basic hand tools, including hammers, hand jigsaws, hand drills and hand sanders to create a variety of projects, including a puzzle and recipe box.
Enrolled in the Transition Skills Program at Tech High are the following students: Marcus Allen, Emily Chaney, Quentin Grimm, Tyler Johnston, Eric Kauffman, William McCrary, Amy Reamy, Heidi Thompson, Tiara Thornton, Katie Watson, Raynelle Watson and Jessica Young.
The program is taught by Cynthia Logsdon and assisted by Tammy Thomas.
The program purchased a 22-piece tool-bag set for each student. Each set consists of various hand tools to be used in class and after graduation.
The association was excited to meet the students and present them with their awards.
In addition to the $600 scholarship to the Transition Skills Program, the Home Builders Association of Washington County awarded nine $500 scholarships, one to each senior from the seven Washington County Public High Schools and two to Tech High. One of the scholarships for Tech High is for tools so a student can enter the construction trade with the skills learned at Tech High.
For more information, call 301-582-9198 or go to www.hbaofwashington county.org.